US President Joe Biden's administration has started downloading parts of American soldiers and weapons from a number of Middle Eastern countries, writes The Wall Street Journal.
According to the daily Washington, it will move eight Patriot air defense systems from Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. The United States will also withdraw the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) missile defense system from Saudi Arabia. Part of the military aircraft will also be moved from the region.
WSJ writes that hundreds of US troops will be relocated from the Middle East. Air travel has already begun, as part of Washington's efforts to “redirect the military to challenges from China and Russia.” Sources say Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin announced these plans by the US authorities on June 2 to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud.